Yes, it’s true. Tim Tebow wants to become the newest addition to your MLB team.
The former Heisman Trophy-winning Florida Gators and Denver Broncos starting quarterback, who has not played in an NFL regular-season game since 2012, is actively pursuing a career in professional baseball, according to his agent (via a report from ESPN). Tebow has not played baseball full time since his high school days more than ten years ago, in which he drew the attention of big-league scouts during his junior year. Tebow batted .494 as a left fielder that season.
“This may sound like a publicity stunt, but nothing could be further from the truth. I have seen Tim’s workouts and people inside and outside of the industry will be impressed by his talent” said Brodie Van Wagenen of sports agency CAA Sports.
Even if Tebow is 100 percent serious about his intentions to follow in the footsteps of athletes such as Michael Jordan, Deion Sanders, and Bo Jackson in playing professional baseball during or after their time in another sport, it may take some serious visual evidence of Tebow’s baseball competency before the fans cut him some slack. Tebow’s announcement was greeted on Social Media with tweets to the extent of “his idea is absurd as his idea to become an NFL quarterback” or that “teams would be wise to sign Tebow to the minors just to boost ticket sales and merchandise revenue.”
On the other hand, the great Gary Sheffield tweeted that “he has spent time in the cages recently” with Tebow and that he truly believes he has the talent to make it. Good enough perhaps?
Who knows. Maybe this rumor will die out in a matter of days. Maybe it will last longer than it needs to only to let us down in the end. Or maybe will will see Tim Tebow at the plate against Aroldis Chapman in the 9th inning of game seven of the 2020 World Series.
But for now, Timmy could use a miracle from an angelical umpire named AL if he intends to get the thumbs up from the scouts and GMs in due time.
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